Breakfast series – part two

August 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

Breakfast series / watercolor on postcard

Breakfast series / watercolor on postcard

Breakfast series – part one

August 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

Breakfast - part one / watercolor on postcard

Breakfast - part one / watercolor on postcard

Deep blue sea

June 21, 2009 § 2 Comments

the deep blue sea - watercolor

the deep blue sea - watercolor

I’m trying to work more loose even abstract. And I try to get each day a little painting done, however this one took me almost three days.

Big blue something

June 20, 2009 § Leave a comment

big blue (white) something

big blue (white) something

I haven’t worked with watercolors in a long time, so I challenged myself to do a 15 minutes sketch… well, hope you’re at least able to recognize what it’s supposed to be ^-^

Illustration Friday: drifting

June 19, 2009 § 5 Comments

drifting away

drifting away

He’s drifting away… poor fellow ^-^

It takes two…

July 13, 2008 § 4 Comments

"Their last swim", Watercolor, Postcard

…days only to ruin the effort of twelve days, but that’s just what happened. I’ve skipped two days on July’s NaBloPoMo because I went on a spontaneous trip to Cologne with some of my friends. *sigh*. At least I completed twelve little paintings/sketches in twelve days which is already pretty much for me and I had a very pleasant journey as well, so I do not have a valid reason to complain and hence can only sing along with Edith Piaf :”Non, je ne regrette rien..”

The painting above is another watercolor and it’s about postcard-size. I don’t like eating fish, but strangely enough I like painting fish. Luckily my friends didn’t mind me painting their lunch, though they looked a wee bit confused at first.

Sour (Illustration Friday)

July 5, 2008 § 8 Comments

water color & wc pencils in sketchbook

When hearing of sour I guess most people will think of lemons? Well, at least I do and that’s why I choose to paint them for this weeks IF theme. I love lemons, don’t you, too? They are one of the best sources for Vit. C!

This painting however is also a homage to American water colors. Why? I got myself some tubes of Daniel Smith and M Graham water colors some months ago, but used them only occasionally… first they seemed pretty normal (or should I have said average? ;p), nothing special compared to the W&N and Schminckes I usually would paint with, but when I turned on the lights in the evening and had again a look at my paintings I noticed some kind of glimmer when the light hit my paintings from certain angles. I just say one word: mica.
Do they put mica into all of their paints? Actually I don’t mind, it looks rather discreet and is really only then noticeable when the light hits from a particular direction, yet then it appears strange if the whole picture wasn’t painted with the same brand of colors, b/c the W&Ns or the Schminckes look matte next to the Grahams especially.

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